Toshiba’s Visconti 4 image-recognition MPU adopted by Denso

Toshiba’s Visconti 4 image-recognition MPU adopted by Denso

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Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation announced that automotive technology and systems provider Denso Corporation is deploying its latest image-recognition processor, Visconti 4. Dedicated to automotive applications, in next generation front-camera-based active safety systems, the multi-engine road-safety solution provides drivers with real-time analytics of road conditions and potential dangers.
By Julien Happich

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The Visconti 4 image recognition processor is equipped with eight media processing engines, allowing it to execute eight applications simultaneously. It can detect and analyze camera-generated images and recognizes traffic lanes; nearby vehicles, both parked and moving; traffic signs and signals; the headlights of oncoming vehicles; plus the most vulnerable road users of all, bicyclists and pedestrians.

The chip has double the number of processing engines of its predecessor, the Visconti2, used by Denso since 2015. It also integrates a new image recognition algorithm, Enhanced CoHOG (Co-occurrence Histograms of Oriented Gradients) Accelerator that delivers enhanced processing of luminance differences between objects and their backgrounds to better detect pedestrians at night and low light conditions.

Toshiba and Denso also announced they are cooperating in AI, on the development of deep neural network-intellectual property (DNN-IP) for use in image recognition, and plan to bring this state-of-the-art technology to future additions to the Visconti series.

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation – www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com

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